Autumn 2021

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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becceric

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Another walk on the canal trail, this time a frosty 25F morning.
I assume burdocks under the frost, but I didn't ask the critter hanging on it.
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Crystalline Clover
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If a leaf got a tattoo.
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Maple leaf bowl
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This leaf proves the old saying, "Ridges freeze first". View attachment 201378
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stevelee

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I feel like these could have been better, but I'm not sure how. Any tips?
Some nice shots, certainly. As for tips, my experience trying to shoot fall pictures is that they can be lovely but sort of pointless. You avoid that, but some of them could perhaps be stronger in terms of composition. After shooting a bunch of fall pictures, I find I like about 1 in 10. I usually get a much higher hit rate with other subjects. And then I have some pictures that I doubt anyone else will like. They are certainly not conventional, but they convey what I saw and what I liked about what I saw. Maybe they are “You had to be there” pictures.

Maybe my tip then is to shoot a lot more, refining each time or looking at different aspects of what you like about a scene. Then when you are done, the best of breed will likely please you even more. My 2¢.
 
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stevelee

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Here are two pictures taken from my deck earlier this month. The first is more conventional. It does show fall color, but also I think the composition is fairly decent, made by the color contrasts and the lines of the trunks and branches. The second one is more unusual. I took it from the deck, but looking between houses out toward the street. I like having the moon as well as the red tree that is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. It is probably not going to be popular, but I like it. I shows what I saw and maybe even what I felt at the time.
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EricN

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Some nice shots, certainly. As for tips, my experience trying to shoot fall pictures is that they can be lovely but sort of pointless. You avoid that, but some of them could perhaps be stronger in terms of composition. After shooting a bunch of fall pictures, I find I like about 1 in 10. I usually get a much higher hit rate with other subjects. And then I have some pictures that I doubt anyone else will like. They are certainly not conventional, but they convey what I saw and what I liked about what I saw. Maybe they are “You had to be there” pictures.

Maybe my tip then is to shoot a lot more, refining each time or looking at different aspects of what you like about a scene. Then when you are done, the best of breed will likely please you even more. My 2¢.
Thanks for the reply and your two pictures!
 
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